Blueridge parkway - 469 miles of scenic beauty, parkway weaves through parts of Virginia, North Carolina to the Smokies in Tennessee. Explore the beauty of nature without stepping out of the car. If you are not lazy - go for camping, hiking & biking end etc.
Padre Island National Seashore is the longest stretch of undeveloped barrier island in the world. With 70 miles of protected coastline, including a coastal prairie, a dynamic dune system, wind tidal flats teeming with life. A sanctuary and nesting grounds for the endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle. A haven for 380 species of birds, a rich cultural history including the 1554 Spanish shipwrecks; and the Laguna Madre, one of the few hypersaline lagoon environments left in the world.